A Very Modage Nursery.

With the due date looming (only 1.5 months to go!), I am happy to say that the nursery I’ve been pecking away at for the last couple of months is finally complete!

And it all started with this picture…

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I just loved the peaceful neutrality of it all. I particularly fell in love with the grey striped walls and as the idea quickly became stuck in my head, I went to work creating my own. Amazingly, I was thrilled with the outcome – if you’ve ever owned an old home, you’ll quickly realize how crooked the walls and ceilings are and how impossible it is to achieve a straight line!

So, armed with a neutral-based jute rug, a newly striped wall, a crib, and an upcycled turquoise dresser, a theme began taking shape…

Of course, you can’t deny a girl her pop of color so I had to take that turquoise and run with it! I wanted to resist the urge to create an entirely boyish nursery and turquoise gave me the perfect opportunity to add a bit of flair without going overboard…

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Don’t you just love Dr. Suess? This quote was also read at my wedding. I love how I can bring such a personal touch to Greyson’s room: not only is it a momento to my marriage, but a reminder of all the things baby Greyson will soon be capable of. Oh, the places he will go!

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The nursery is actually quite tiny, so I had to remove the closet doors to create just enough space for the glider. But I love how it opened up the room and gave me the perfect view of all the itty bitty baby clothes! How can you not smile when faced with dozens of onesies?

With the vintage touches, the discreet boyish charm, and that pop of my favorite color…I think I might be able to find peace in this room. Now all we need to add is a peaceful baby!